Community briefs

July 21, 2004|by TARA REILLY

Two new employees are introduced

Two new Washington County employees were introduced to the County Commissioners on Tuesday.

Patricia Ryan is a senior office associate in the State's Attorney's Office and Corey McCarthy is a public communications officer for the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

July 20 proclaimed Rehabilitation Services Day

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed July 20 as Division of Rehabilitation Services Day in Washington County.

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) is in its 75th year of operation.

DORS provides programs and services that help individuals with disabilities go to work, become self-sufficient and stay independent in their homes and communities, according to information provided by the county.


The most recent program by DORS is "Ticket to Work," which helps bring people receiving Social Security Disability back into the work force and lessens their dependence on government programs, according to county information.

Housing Authority members named

One Washington County Housing Authority member was reappointed to the board Tuesday and a new member was appointed.

Clifford Eardley, whose term expires Aug. 31, was reappointed to another five-year term.

Patricia Reynolds was appointed to a five-year term and will represent the town of Smithsburg on the board.

Employees raise $335 for Habitat

Washington County employees raised $335 for Habitat for Humanity of Washington County in June, County Administrator Rodney M. Shoop said Tuesday.

The employees raised the money by participating in the county's Casual Day program. Employees are allowed to wear casual clothing on certain days if they make donations that go to various charities in the county.

Stouffer recognized as Citizen of Month

A longtime Maugansville Ruritan Club member was named Citizen of the Month for July on Tuesday by the Washington County Commissioners.

Jay W. Stouffer received the honor, which was presented by County Commissioner John C. Munson.

Stouffer, a lifelong resident of Maugansville, has served as the Ruritan Club's president and volunteered for many club functions.

He started the Little League program in Maugansville in the 1970s and has a field named after him, according to information from the county.

He served as Little League District 1 administrator for 18 years and remains active in youth sports. He also started the Challenger program for youth with disabilities, according to the proclamation that named Stouffer as Citizen of the Month.

"There's a lot of people that really appreciate what you've done," Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said.

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